09 Lloyd Bitzer

09 Lloyd Bitzer - 10/27/06 Lloyd Bitzer Believe there is...

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10/27/06 Lloyd Bitzer Believe there is such thing as a rhetorical situation where people demand discourse Believes that there comes a time when you see an issue/problem and you demand discourse, demand for someone to talk about it Many things are NOT rhetorical situations o In particular commercials (ie. Toothbrush). No one demanding for more commercials A rhetorical situation have three components o Sometimes there is an issue/problem/urgency that makes audience demand some kind of discourse public exigency o Rhetorical situation also have an audience—only the people demanding discourse, judges how successful the discourse is o Constraints—on the people who supply the discourse Internal—inside the person: how comfortable they feel, whether they’re embarrassed o not, having to do with the person’s personality External—thing you can control: time, how something looks Bush at the grade-school—external constraint with kids standing around him Has no information yet, or if he doesn’t, can’t talk about it
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PHIL 1305 taught by Professor Gordon during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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